Thursday, October 24, 2013

Requiem by Lauren Oliver Review

(Delirium #3)
Author: Lauren Oliver
0062014536 (ISBN13: 9780062014535)
Release Date: 
March 5th 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian,
Series: Delirium #3

They have tried to squeeze us out, to stamp us into the past.

But we are still here.

And there are more of us every day.

Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.

After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven—pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and as Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor.

Maybe we are driven crazy by our feelings.

Maybe love is a disease, and we would be better off without it.

But we have chosen a different road.

And in the end, that is the point of escaping the cure: We are free to choose.

We are even free to choose the wrong thing.

Requiem is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.


I was really expecting something more from the ending of the series finale, but instead, we get a cliffhanger that hardly answers our questions and instead leaves us with even more. If they were creating another installment to the series, then the cliffhanger provided would have been perfect. Who does Lena end up with? Do they take over the city? Does the rebellion fix anything in the long run? So many questions that will be forever unanswered and it annoys me to no end.
Putting the ending to the side, the book itself was really entertaining as I couldn't put it down after cracking it open; it was enjoyable to start back up where the previous book left off and reading the perspectives given by Lena and Hana.
Now while there are two perspectives given, Lena's is more focused on compared to Hana's. Lena's view is settled in the wild, where she and everyone (including the newly added Julian and Alex, who originally thought he was dead) are trying to find out how the resistance is going to fight back against the people in the city; though, during these events, she is torn between two people, which only adds to the massive stress she already has. Hana's view, on the other hand, is focused in Portland. The city has fallen to ruin, so under the command of the new elected mayor he’s trying to change things, but Hana, who is his fiancé, feels that there is something off about him. While she has been warned not to question the things going on around her, she takes matters into her own hands and follows through with her curiosity to discover what is really going on with Portland's new mayor.
Not many are going to survive, but the fight will continue to progress, until they can get their message of “wanting to love” out and to the people.
4 out of 5 Howling Wolves

1 comment:

  1. Good post, thank you for your sharing!